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Brixham fishing and the people
Brixham in General
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Brixham in General
Date: 17/05/05, updated on 19/05/05 (1305 review reads)
Advantages: Great scenary, historic
Disadvantages: Not so cool in the rain, Hilly
On arriving in Brixham you will see that thereís lots of coloured houseís on top of the hillís, itís a bit like Ireland & itís a bit hilly. Brixham is a working port with a marina, & itís not too faraway from where you get dropped off. Brixham is alive with the sounds, scents and tastes of the fishing industry. Here you will discover all the trimmings of luxury boating - Ships Chandler, Marina-side Pub/Restaurant/open-air cafťs, & of course the boats themselves, of all shapes &sizes, mega-yachts & sailing dinghies sharing their berthing spaces in apparent harmony. Fishing boats chug into the harbour in combination with the mega yachts & motor cruisers which live in stately grandeur, Fresh fish is sold early each morning from the boat to the fish market. Buy it. Try it. Or test fresh fish from one of the many restaurants. And don't forget that famous British creation - Fish & Chips. Hmmm. They taste twice as good here in Brixham.
Brixham has numerous beaches - they are either shingle or rocks, or pebbles/sand. The main beach - Breakwater Beach is just around the harbour, the other side of the breakwater - this is a pebbly beach, best shallow paddling for the kids, going out to deeper water for scuba diving. A beachside restaurant which serves A La Carte seafood among other dishes (open evenings too, great views), and a beach cafe for takeaway snacks, etc. One of these is called The ĎCabiní which is closed on Sundays.
A good beach is at SHOALSTONE - this is just beyond breakwater beach. Here, you will find a great salt-water outdoor swimming pool, right by the edge of the sea - & its FREE! Itís watched by lifeguards, & you can hire sun beds & deckchairs. The beach is has a snacks kiosk with outdoor tables & chairs. Kids love this beach - it has warm rock pools left by the tide, where you can take your fishing net. Ask your kids to be kind to the marine life they catch though - the collection-bucket needs water, pebbles & seaweed in it, so the creatures feel at home until they are returned to the sea when you leave the beach.
Right at the far end of the Marina, close to the Breakwater Beach, is the home of the RNLI (Royal National Lifeboat Institution) - the boathouse & the Inshore & Offshore Lifeboats are housed here. The tourist information is also on the quayside near the statue of King William of Orange. Big seagulls come in to land & thereís lotís to see & do here in Oíl Brixham. It's also full of ghost's; & I don't mean them spirit's which linger in them bottle's, ohar.
Brixham is a very old & historic town. It is full of legends & ghosts. Visitors are warmly welcomed as are new inhabitants, but beware; you cannot call yourself a Brixhamite until you have at least three generations of your ancestors buried in the churchyard here, tomb it may concern or are you dying to get a look.
Check out http://www.theenglishriviera.co.uk/home/home.asp?a rea=HOME for more information about this wonderful place. if you don't have the net at home, then you can ring 0870 70 70 010.
0870 241 1535 is the brochure request line.
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